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Jul 12, 2011

France: Libya emissaries say Gaddafi ready to go

TRIPOLI (Reuters) – France said Muammar Gaddafi was ready to leave power, according to emissaries, the latest sign contacts were underway between the Libyan leader and NATO members to find a way out of the crisis.

“Emissaries are telling us Gaddafi is ready to go, let’s talk about it,” French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe said, without revealing who the emissaries were. “The question is no longer about whether Gaddafi goes but when and how,” Juppe said.

Jul 11, 2011

Libyan rebels must talk to Gaddafi’s government: France

TRIPOLI (Reuters) – France’s defense minister has said it is time for Libya’s rebels to negotiate with Muammar Gaddafi’s government, signaling growing impatience with progress in the conflict.

Gaddafi’s son, in an interview with an Algerian newspaper on Monday, said the Libyan leader’s government was in talks with the French government.

Jul 11, 2011

Libyan rebels must talk to Gaddafi’s govt-France

TRIPOLI, July 11 (Reuters) – France’s defence minister has
said it is time for Libya’s rebels to negotiate with Muammar
Gaddafi’s government, signalling growing impatience with
progress in the conflict.

Gaddafi’s son, in an interview with an Algerian newspaper on
Monday, said the Libyan leader’s government was in talks with
the French government.

Jul 10, 2011

France tells Libya rebels to seek peace with Gaddafi

TRIPOLI (Reuters) – A French minister said on Sunday it was time for Libya’s rebels to negotiate with Muammar Gaddafi’s government, but Washington said it stood firm in its belief that the Libyan leader cannot stay in power.

The diverging messages from two leading members of the Western coalition opposing Gaddafi hinted at the strain the alliance is under after more than three months of air strikes that have cost billions of dollars and failed to produce the swift outcome its backers had expected.

Jul 7, 2011

Italy’s Berlusconi exposes NATO rifts over Libya

TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi said on Thursday he was against NATO intervention in Libya but had to go along with it, an admission that exposed the fragility of the alliance trying to unseat Muammar Gaddafi.

NATO warplanes have been bombing Libya under a U.N. mandate, but the alliance is under mounting strain because of the cost of the operation and the failure, after more than three months, to produce a decisive outcome.

Jul 6, 2011

Libya denies Russian report Gaddafi seeking way out

TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Muammar Gaddafi is sounding out the possibility of handing over power, a Russian newspaper reported on Tuesday, but the Libyan government denied it was in talks about the veteran leader stepping down.

Five months into a conflict that has embroiled NATO and become the bloodiest of the “Arab Spring” uprisings, there has been a flurry of reports about talks on Gaddafi ending his four decades in power in exchange for security guarantees.

Jul 5, 2011

Russian paper says Gaddafi seeking way out

TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Muammar Gaddafi is sounding out the possibility of handing over power, a Russian newspaper said on Tuesday, but the Libyan government denied it was in talks about the veteran leader stepping down.

Five months into a conflict that has embroiled NATO and become the bloodiest of the “Arab Spring” uprisings, there has been a flurry of reports about talks on Gaddafi ending his 41 years in power in exchange for security guarantees.

Jul 4, 2011

Gaddafi govt says in talks, rebels say he must go

TRIPOLI, July 4 (Reuters) – The Libyan government said on
Monday it was in talks with opposition figures but there seemed
little chance of a swift end to the conflict as both sides stuck
to entrenched positions on the fate of Muammar Gaddafi.

The leader’s son Saif al-Islam, in combative form, told a
French newspaper there was no question of negotiating an end to
his father’s 42-year rule, while the rebels, stepping back from
a hint of a concession, renewed their demand that he go now.

Jul 4, 2011

Gaddafi government in talks with rebels

TRIPOLI (Reuters) – The Libyan government said on Monday that it was in talks with opposition figures but there seemed little chance of a swift end to the civil war as both sides stuck to entrenched positions on the fate of Muammar Gaddafi.

The leader’s son Saif al-Islam, in combative form, told a French newspaper there was no question of negotiating an end to his father’s 42-year rule, while the rebels, stepping back from a hint of a concession, renewed their demand that he go now.

Jul 4, 2011

Gaddafi government says in talks, rebels say he must go

TRIPOLI (Reuters) – The Libyan government said on Monday that it was in talks with opposition figures but there seemed little chance of a swift end to the civil war as both sides stuck to entrenched positions on the fate of Muammar Gaddafi.

The leader’s son Saif al-Islam, in combative form, told a French newspaper there was no question of negotiating an end to his father’s 42-year rule, while the rebels, stepping back from a hint of a concession, renewed their demand that he go now.

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